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Since the founding of our first hospital in 1922, providing care for children with orthopaedic conditions has been the foundation of Shriners Hospitals for Children. The diseases and disorders we treat are wide-ranging and diverse. Whether we are treating bone deformities such as clubfoot, neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy or genetic anomalies such as achondroplasia, our goal is to help each child become as functional and healthy as possible.

With the largest full-time staff of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the Carolinas, as well as a comprehensive team of physical and occupational therapists, we are able to treat each child with a customized approach based on their overall health and medical conditions.

Orthopaedic conditions treated include:

Scoliosis and other spine conditions

Congenital scoliosis
Infantile scoliosis
Juvenile/adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Neuromuscular scoliosis
Post-traumatic spine disorders
Spina bifida
Spinal muscular atrophy

Musculoskeletal disorders in children and orthopaedic consequences of neuromuscular problems in children

Amniotic band syndrome
Cerebral palsy
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Complex regional pain syndrome
Congenital neuromuscular disorders
Friedreich’s ataxia
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Metabolic bone disease
Muscular dystrophy
Osgood-Schlatter disease
Osteogenesis imperfecta

Lower extremity conditions

Blount’s disease
Bowed legs
Congenital foot deformities
Deformity secondary to trauma
Femoral-acetabular impingement
Flat feet (flexible or rigid)
Fracture complications
Knock knees
Leg Length discrepancies
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
Limb deficiencies
Limb deformities
Multiple hereditary exostosis
Proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD)
Polydactyly (extra digits)
Syndactyly (conjoined digits)
Tarsal coalition
Vertical talus

Hip care

Deformity secondary to trauma
Developmental dislocation
Hip dysplasia
Hip dislocation
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Upper extremity conditions

Brachial plexus palsy
Congenital hand deformities
Crooked digits
Elbow injuries
Fracture complications
Hypoplasia of the thumb
Limb deficiencies
Multiple hereditary exostosis
Obstetric birth plexus palsy
Polydactyly (extra digits)
Post-traumatic cubitus varus (gunstock deformity)
Radial/ulnar deficiency
Shoulder injuries
Syndactyly (conjoined digits)

Sports injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
Bankart lesion
Elbow arthroscopy
Hip impingement
Hip labral tear
Osteochondral lesions
Patella dislocation
Patella-femoral instability

The medical team

By combining innovative specialty care with renowned research and a dedication to advancing the field of orthpaedics through residency training, the board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville change patients’ lives every day. Meet some of our patients.

J. Michael Wattenbarger, M.D.
Keith Gettys, M.D.
T. Whitney Gibson, D.O.
Brandon Green, D.O.
Lauren Hyer, M.D.
Michael Mendelow, M.D.
Peter Stasikelis, M.D.
David Westberry, M.D.

Tone Management Coordinator/Pain Management Coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner
Denise Strasser, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Spina Bifida Coordinator, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 
Karen Shaw, MSN, APRN, CPNP

Physician Assistants
Marcus Cox, PA-C
Lisa Haselden, PA-C
Erin Howell, PA-C
Brittany Jones, PA-C
Andrew Otto, PA-C
Dave Reich, PA-C

Consulting physicians

Greenville Anesthesiology, PA

David Everman, M.D., Greenwood Genetics Center
Swetha Krishnamurthi, M.D., Greenwood Genetics Center
Curtis Rogers, M.D., Greenwood Genetics Center
Elliot Stolerman, M.D., Greenwood Genetics Center

Christopher Bray, M.D., Greenville Health System

Pediatric Infectious Disease
Joshua Brownlee, M.D., Greenville Health System
Sue Jue, M.D., Greenville Health System
Robin LaCroix, M.D., Greenville Health System

Pediatric Neurology
Emily Foster, M.D., Greenville Health System

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Christopher Troup, M.D., Greenville Health System

Josette Johnson, M.D., Piedmont Arthritis Clinic
Sarah Payne-Poff, M.D., Greenville Health System

Upper Extremities
Timothy Dew, M.D., The Hand Center, P.A., GHS
Dan Zlotolow, M.D., Shriners Hospitals for Children

Regina Monroe, M.D., Greenville Health System
Lynn Teague, M.D., Greenville Health System


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